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Initial post: Feb 8, 2012 10:44:46 PM PST
integrity36 says:
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Posted on Feb 9, 2012 2:35:40 AM PST
Jack Vix says:
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 2:51:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2012 7:44:23 PM PST
Bohemian Man says:
integrity,

no matter what material you give your children to read, they will be no match for the Seventh Day Adventist teachers.

Why are they in a Protestant school to begin with? I'm not Catholic, but if i were, I'd put my kids in a school that would reinforce their belief system.

All you have to do is look at any of the Catholic vs Protestant debates that are going on right now on the Christianity forums to see how these clashes never end on a positive note.

Good luck

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 4:45:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2012 4:49:23 AM PST
QUESTER says:
Do you really think that your 12 year old child needs to be forced to defend her faith on a daily basis ... in a seventh day adventist school ?

I mean ... talk about a challenge. And I'm Protestant.

Catholism is going to take a beating in a SDA school. If your children's stability in their faith is important to you, I'd pull the kids, and let them find other ways to share their faith.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 8:18:19 AM PST
integrity36 says:
There is no Catholic or any other Christian school in our area. I felt it was a better option then the public school. We were having problems there. Its a very small school with only 30 kids and 4 teachers. There is alot that I really like about the school, and the kids are all getting A's where as before in public school they were just getting c's.
Sigh.. I guess I will have to pray about this more.
On a positive note, We are all learning alot more about our faith these days, and how to witness respectfully.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 10:41:23 AM PST
Newbomb Turk says:
"Sigh.. I guess I will have to pray about this more."

Yes. You could pray. Or you could actually do something. If it were me I would find out what the differences were between the two schools that caused the increase in learning. Was it more individualized attention, etc.? And then try to approximate that environment in the public school. Even as an atheist I don't understand my would would send your kids to a school that will contradict you own faith.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 12:00:37 PM PST
integrity36 says:
there is no way to 'approximate' the environment in a public school. you get what you get! I sent them there because I wanted a moral, and Jesus loving environment for my kids to learn in, with a superior education for my kids.
The teachers are all very good with my kids, its the others.

I suppose I am naive to think that we can all get along as 'christians' and try to focus on the similarities...?
And I have been 'doing something'. I have already been up to the school to discuss it with the principal, she always tells us we are welcome and they respect everyones own faiths, but I am wieghing everything out
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 12:09:38 PM PST
My friend, idolatry is idolatry , neither turn to the catholic empire nor to adventist but unto Christ ...turn away from religious schools , for they are legalism...I would urge you to look into history of the papacy, see how the marriage of "Christianity" and paganism has taken place...

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 3:58:24 PM PST
integrity36 says:
Ok well.. none of this was very helpful. thanks anyway

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 7:49:59 PM PST
i am trying to help you

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 8:05:15 PM PST
Bohemian Man says:
Alexander Clark,

You're not giving her a reasonable alternative.

So where should she send her children? Alexander University?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 8:22:03 PM PST
Mr. Krinkle says:
BH: So where should she send her children? Alexander University?

K: She said she wanted a superior education for her children, not an absent one.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 9:09:32 PM PST
ABOTA says:
The problem is that both you as a Catholic and your kids' peers as SDAs need to have a common ground from which to discuss the things of God. Catholics have the Traditions (capital T) of the Church, and the SDAs have Ellen G. White in addition to the Bible.

So, my suggestion for you is:

- A Bible (perhaps:Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV). You'll have to find a translation that both you and the SDAs trust. You may need to ask someone.)
- How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, by Gordon Fee.

In other words, teach your kids to reason from Scripture. Although as a Catholic you may not adhere to sola scriptura as a principal, it's a good place to be when coming together with other Christians.

God bless.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2012 3:59:00 AM PST
QUESTER says:
ntegrity36 says:

there is no way to 'approximate' the environment in a public school. you get what you get! I sent them there because I wanted a moral, and Jesus loving environment for my kids to learn in, with a superior education for my kids.

The teachers are all very good with my kids, its the others.
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Who are these others ?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2012 7:50:11 AM PST
Is your daughter playing defense or offense?

Posted on May 7, 2012 3:34:13 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 3:30:50 PM PST
Lao Tzu says:
Have her ignore that stuff and concentrate on the math, science, english, history. Discuss jesus at home and church.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 12:15:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 2, 2013 12:16:25 PM PST
the bible

oh, if they believe that they cant be catholic anymore

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 7:03:36 AM PST
Ambulocetus says:
Imagine your daughter were at a Catholic school, and some Seventh Day Adventist student came into that school to preach about the evils of "Mariolatry" and "Papism" to her and her classmates. How should that play out? What should be the result of that situation?

Obviously, that kid would be out of line, the school administration should kick the kid out of the school for interfering with the school's teaching/indoctrination mission, and the parents should be horse-whipped for putting their child in that ridiculous situation. It's a Catholic school, not a come-preach-your-religion-to-a-captive-audience troll-fest.

People who want their children educated take them to public schools. People who ALSO want their children indoctrinated take them to well-run religious schools. If you want your daughter to become mature by exposing her to worldviews different than your own, great--though the bullying is certainly a problem. If you want your daughter to be a Catholic Edward James Olmos in "Stand and Deliver," lotsa luck: you're much more likely to find her becoming a well-rounded, non-dogmatic person who does not share every aspect of your own faith.

You pays your penny and you takes your ride.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 10:35:58 AM PST
it would be good for the kid to learn that the whore of babylon was built on pagan practices and lies made up by the pope as they joined with the roman emperors to seek wealth and power by helping each other

and dont forget the torture and killing that many popebots deny happened

plus buggering the ball boyz right up to this year without remorse or repentance just shuffling the kwier priests off to another place to hide their evil deeds and not compensating those who got harmed or doing anything to fix their problems
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